Maritime Authorization and Oversight--1980: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ....

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Стр. 74 - States and to provide shipping service on all routes essential for maintaining the flow of such domestic and foreign waterborne commerce at all times, (b) capable of serving as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency...
Стр. 1 - it is necessary for the national defense and development of its foreign and domestic commerce that the United States shall have a merchant marine (a) sufficient to carry its domestic water-borne commerce and a substantial portion of the water-borne export and import foreign commerce of the United States...
Стр. 99 - Our examinations were made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and, accordingly, included such tests of the accounting records and such other auditing procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances.
Стр. 123 - Department of Transportation Act". DECLARATION OF PURPOSE SEC. 2. (a) The Congress hereby declares that the general welfare, the economic growth and stability of the Nation and its security require the development of national transportation policies and programs conducive to the provision of fast, safe, efficient, and convenient transportation at the lowest cost consistent therewith and with other national objectives, including the efficient utilization and conservation of the Nation's resources.
Стр. 22 - ... essential equivalence" thinking of strategic nuclear deterrence to carry over to our general purpose naval forces. I reiterate my firm conviction that, as a matter of national priority, the United States must maintain a clear margin of maritime superiority over the Soviet Union. But maritime superiority is not a matter of naval strength alone. Much too often overlooked or neglected is the merchant marine's vital role in our national security. The US merchant marine is, by any measure, stagnating,...
Стр. 79 - . . . propose overdue changes in the nation's maritime policies. We must improve the ability of our Merchant Marine to win a fair share of our cargo.
Стр. 165 - LNG import policy cannot be rationally or realistically formulated in a vacuum without cognizance of other equally important national policy considerations.
Стр. 169 - A cumulative balance of approximately $650 million in currently approved Capital Construction Funds could be used toward the construction of new or replacement vessels to meet whatever demand for domestic waterborne service which may develop over the next two decades. For inland waterway operators, problems involved in attracting equity capital and retaining earnings for fleet expansion and vessel replacements would be substantially alleviated. This proposal is compatible with the concept of a per...
Стр. 19 - Act. (b) The Commission shall submit the plans and specifications for the proposed vessel to the Navy Department for examination thereof and suggestions for such changes therein as may be deemed necessary or proper in order that such vessel shall be suitable for economical and speedy conversion into a naval or military auxiliary, or otherwise suitable for the use of the United States Government in time of war or national emergency.
Стр. 209 - ... concern and frustration over present trends in the size and flexibility of the US Naval Fleet. At issue is not only the country's defense posture but the viability of the Navy's supporting industrial base. In 1977 the Secretary of the Navy, in congressional testimony, asserted that this industrial base was only marginally adequate for a short war, and substantially inadequate for a longer conflict.

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